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Nov 12, 2011 6:00am PST
it, yes. >> they are concerned for their son, sammy. >> but he hasn't had it yet? >> he don't get malaria. >> try it. can you turn it on? >> with the help of a flashlight, sammy and his family took us inside their darkened hut and showed us the torn mosquito net that they all sleep under every night. it offers little protection because of the hole. if a child does develop malaria, immediate treatment can mean the difference between life and death. >> it's the number one killer for those under five. >> this doctor trained at the san francisco's trauma institute, learning the latest techniques for healing fractures but most of the children are suffering from extreme complications from malaria. families often don't reach the emergency hospital until the symptoms are already severe. >> they are rushed in gasping, requiring urgent blood transfusions. >> but help could soon be on the way from the bay area. a berkely researcher has developed a synthetic farm of the most commonly used malaria drug. in partnership with "one world help" and the bill and melinda gates foundation, they use bi
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